Notting Hill Carnival returned to London streets on Monday with the first Day parade since the start of the pandemic. The Caribbean carnival saw exuberant celebrations of culture and community after two years of abstinence.


    Notting Hill Carnival returns to London after a two-year absence, with millions of people expected to attend the festival. A police horse died after ‘collapsing’ on duty at Notting Hill Carnival, prompting an investigation.

    What places to see in London in no particular order:

    • Westminster Abbey
    • Tower of London
    • St Paul’s Cathredral
    • Walk along the South Bank of the Thames from Westminster Bridge to Tower Bridge.
    • London Eye
    • Kensington Gardens (taking in the flower walk, the Albert Memorial, Serpentine Gallery, Peter Pan statue, Italian Gardens, the round pond, Kensington Palace, and finally the Orangerie for a well-deserved tea and cake)
    • A walk in a Royal Park such as St James’ Park or Hyde Park
    • Evening cruise on the Thames
    • St Paul’s
    • National Gallery or Tate Britain or Victoria & Albert Museum
    • Walk through St. James/Green Park to Piccadilly Circus (with stop at Fortnum & Mason) then to Regent Street up to Oxford Street; or can detour to Leicester Square and through to Charing Cross Road bookshops and then to Covent Garden
    • Hampton Court
    • Windsor Castle
    • Trafalgar Square
    • Tate Britain
    • See a play or musical
    • Borough Market
    • Brick Lane
    • Camden Market
    • Portobello Market
    • Richmond Park
    • Bushy Park
    • Chelsea
    • Harrods

    Notting Hill Carnival is an annual event that takes place in the streets of London. It is a celebration of Caribbean culture and features music, food, and costumes. The carnival attracts over one million people each year and is one of the largest street parties in Europe.


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